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New partnership with VDI Wissensforum promotes greater knowledge exchange at Eurobike 2019


The 28th Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is ‘enabling greater synergy between the automotive and bike industries’. The show organiser points out that a new partnership with the Association of German Engineers (VDI Wissensforum) will ensure that the Eurobike Academy is taking technical knowledge transfer and professional exchange on the latest industry developments to the next level.

The VDI Wissensforum will be a central element of the Eurobike Academy from 4-6 September 2019 in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany. Eurobike 2019, the leading international trade show, opens to trade visitors for three business days (4-6 September) and for all bike fans on the Eurobike Festival Day on Saturday, 7 September 2019.

“We are delighted to welcome more engineers, technology experts and managers with the VDI Wissensforum information exchange at Lake Constance to give new momentum for light e-mobility and micromobility,” said Stefan Reisinger, Head of Eurobike, Messe Friedrichshafen and Member of the Board of Directors.

The VDI Wissensforum GmbH has been a leading provider of further education and training for engineers, technical specialists and managers since 1957. It offers over 2,150 seminars, conferences and workshops. Its training events are supported by the network of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and its affiliates.

For four years, the VDI Wissensforum network has been growing to include the bike product worlds e-bikes, e-kick scooters, e-scooters and small four-wheeled vehicles for urban use. Every year this community meets to exchange knowledge and expertise at the VDI conference ‘Leichte E-Mobilität, Fahrzeuge für den urbanen Raum’ (Light e-mobilty, vehicules for urban areas). The VDI event has established itself as a meeting point for technical specialists and managers from the light e-mobility sector.

Representatives from companies such as Bosch, Brose, Conti, KTM, Magura, Schaeffler and VW all sit on the conference’s expert committee. In addition, the German Bike Industry Association (ZIV) is also a member of the expert council for the event.

Timo Taubitz, CEO at VDI Wissensforum, said “At VDI Wissensforum, we are already very closely connected to the automotive industry. Eurobike stands for the bike industry. It’s important to promote professional exchange between these two sectors in order to harness synergies.

“Light e-mobility is breaking down the barriers between bikes and automobiles and creating a new innovative growth industry. If both sectors work together intensively and exchange ideas then light e-mobility will gain further momentum in urban areas.”



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